Jerry Duane Scott, 74, of Clear Lake, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Rev. Arthur Zewert, Chaplin of Hospice North Iowa, officiating. According to his wishes, his
body has been cremated. Military Honors were provided by the Clear Lake V.F.W. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of North Iowa.
Jerry was born June 15, 1938 in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Roy W. and Luceal (Spilman) Scott. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1956. He enlisted with the U.S. Air Force in August of 1956. Following the service he lived in the Carolina’s where he did commercial painting. Jerry moved back to Clear Lake in the mid 60’s and began farming.
Jerry married Zelda Heginger June 14, 1969 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They had three children. Farming was in Jerry’s blood. He loved to talk “farming” with his family and friends and complete strangers. He was happiest with a little dirt under his nails. He also loved time spent with family, hunting and fishing.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Zelda, Clear Lake; three children, Terry Scott and his special friend, Dayna Larson, Meservey, Iowa, Tami Cavett and her husband, Chad, Clear Lake, and Jason Scott and his wife, Renea, Clear Lake; five grandchildren, Ashley and Shelby Scott, Caleb and Caden Cavett and Destiny Scott; brother, Russell Scott and his girlfriend, Sue Myers, Mason City; sisters, Sharon Petersburg and her husband, Ray, Loveland, Colo. and Jan Lansink and her husband, George, Cedar Falls, Iowa and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Luceal Scott and son, Jerry Jr.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.